With the cancellation of this year's Geneva Motor Show, there are those wondering if other auto shows will end up having to do the same. With COVID-19 being an ever persistent threat to large gatherings and occasions, just about every auto exhibit is taking its potential effects very seriously this year.
While no other motor shows have announced cancellations, at least for now, there are those postponing it to a later date. One of them is the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show. The show was supposed to open this month but has been pushed back to a later date.
Instead of March 25, organizers said that they will move the show to 'the end of April' instead. Of course, that still depends in the whole coronavirus situation that has gripped the world at this moment in time. They said that they will 'vigilantly monitor' what's going on right now. Chief organizer Prachin Eamlumnow said that they are looking at April 22 as the new opening date. If it pushes through, it will be held at the Challenger Hall Impact Muang Thong Thani in the nation's capital.
The Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) has been one of the biggest and perhaps most significant auto shows in the region. It has served as a launch pad for many vehicles, most of which make their way to the Philippines and other parts of ASEAN. Do note that the 2020 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is also not too far off and, so far, there are no official statements regarding the current situation.
Here's to hoping that this epidemic subsides sooner than later.